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You won't discuss it because your justifications are weak.Spoz wrote: I’m not planning to continue a discussion with somebody whose mind is closed to the issue.
Oh, and do you understand the function of a capability sponsor? It is not to procure solutions.
The problem with the Upholder/Victoria's is primarily due to politics; when the RN originally offered them up to Canada, it was going to be a straight transfer as the vessels were still in RN service. The Canadian government then dithered, not wanting to proceed with the deal because of political optics (Canada had a crushing budget deficit and didn't want to be seen spending money while trying to fix the deficit), and as the Canadian government dithered, the British retired the ships and placed them in storage waiting on our response.Dave AAA wrote: Thanks!
Buying used is always a bit of an issue. It's not like you can easily have them taken to your local garage and have a mechanic look them over. You also do tend to get what you pay for.
Australia isn't the only country that's had this issue. Canada got a bit stung with the Upholder/Victorias, finding that they hadn't been kept up as well as we had thought.